Sunday, April 26, 2009

First Post: The First Public History Workshop

For this first posting we are uploading the poster for the kick-off event of the Bladensburg Civic Engagement Project. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 29th at the George Washington House in Bladensburg at 7:00. The kind people at the Anacostia Watershed Society have lent us a space. The workshop will begin with a talk by Dick Charlton of the Aman Memorial Trust about Bladensburg history and the restoration of the Magruder House. It will be followed by a presentation of the planned excavations at the Magruder House, the Market Master's House and the George Washington House. Following the presentation we will have a discussion about history, heritage, and preservation in Bladensburg with those attending.

Next post: A little bit about the historic resources of Bladensburg.